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    Default Boy Hangs Himself After Watching Saddam

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    I'm not making this up, folks. Funniest shit ever.

    HOUSTON (AP) - Police and family members said a 10-year-old boy who died by hanging himself from a bunk bed was apparently mimicking the execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

    Sergio Pelico was found dead Sunday in his apartment bedroom in the Houston-area city of Webster, said Webster police Lt. Tom Claunch. Pelico's mother told police he had previously watched a news report on Saddam's death.

    "It appears to be accidental," Claunch said. "Our gut reaction is that he was experimenting."

    An autopsy of the fifth-grader's body was pending.

    Julio Gustavo, Sergio's uncle, said the boy was a happy and curious child.

    He said Sergio had watched TV news with another uncle on Saturday and asked the uncle about Saddam's death.

    "His uncle told him it was because Saddam was real bad," Gustavo said. "He (Sergio) said, 'OK.' And that was it."

    Sergio's mother, Sara Pelico DeLeon, was at work Sunday while Sergio and other children were under the care of an uncle, Gustavo said. One of the children found Sergio's body in his bedroom.

    Police said the boy had tied a slipknot around his neck while on a bunk bed. Police investigators learned that Sergio had been upset about not getting a Christmas gift from his father, but they don't believe the boy intentionally killed himself.

    Clinical psychologist Edward Bischof, of California, said children Sergio's age mimic risky behaviors they see on TV _ such as wrestling or extreme sports _ without realizing the dangers. He said TV appeared to be the stimulant in Sergio's case.

    "I would think maybe this kid is trying something that he thinks fun to act out without having the emotional and psychological maturity to think the thing through before he acts on it," Bischof said.

    Family members held a memorial for the boy Wednesday in the apartment complex activity center. Gustavo said the family is trying to put together enough money to send Sergio's body to Guatemala for burial.

    "I don't think he thought it was real," Gustavo said of Saddam's hanging. "They showed them putting the noose around his neck and everything. Why show that on TV?"

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    Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.chron.com

    (Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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    maybe he did a bad thing, and thus sentenced himself to death to do like saddam..?...
    or he was VERY upset about having no presents for christmas >.>

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    goodness.
    a ten year old kid. can't be that dumb.
    i mean that is just dumb.
    what an idiot. and he was ten. i know how smart i was at ten, and no matter how ' happy and curious' i might have gotten i had more brains than have a nooze around my neck. nimrod.

    maybe shautieh's right. getting no presents and hanging is a better excuse than getting 85% in your finals and jumping off a building.
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    Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you,The odds will betray you,And I will replace you,
    You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you,It longs to kill you,Are you willing to die?
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    for some reason that story reminds me of the time when world cup in football was in japan and korea i think, and a kid hung himself cause his dad wouldnt allow him to get the same haircut that david beckham had at the time...

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    It's times like these that I'm sad the Darwin Awards aren't given out to children.

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    Houston area..... Why are there stupid little kids in my city?

    I have to find it ironic from this post.
    "His uncle told him it was because Saddam was real bad," Gustavo said. "He (Sergio) said, 'OK.' And that was it."

    Police investigators learned that Sergio had been upset about not getting a Christmas gift from his father, but they don't believe the boy intentionally killed himself.
    Gotta be good to get your presents.

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    http://www.news24.com/News24/World/N...051037,00.html

    Another one bites the dust. This one's in India.

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    Ur sooo right Impromptu Caveat...happy? curious? But hes 10. If he was 5 or something, It would've made more sense.

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    read the article.

    uncle says that he was a 'happy and curious' child.
    It ain't pretty,After the show,It ain't pretty when the pretty leaves you,
    With no place to go,If you think you need it,Here's the place to feed it,But it ain't pretty....
    Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you,The odds will betray you,And I will replace you,
    You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you,It longs to kill you,Are you willing to die?
    The coldest blood runs through my veins,You know my name...
    Ode to the carnage of one resident modship.......

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    if only some people in the white house would do the same...

 

 
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